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How two police officers saved a kidney transplant patient’s life

Two police officers are being hailed as heroes after finding a woman who was in line for a kidney transplant unconscious in her Brunswick West home.

When the woman didn’t respond to hospital phone calls about the availability of a kidney, the on-call doctor sent the police.

They searched the back of the house and found the patient collapsed.

Click play to hear one of the officers tell Tony Jones the incredible story

The woman has since undergone surgery and no longer needs dialysis.

Dr Peter Hughes, in charge of kidney transplants at the Royal Melbourne hospital, told 3AW Breakfast the woman may have died if not for the officers’ good work.

‘She’s now doing extremely well,’ he said.

‘I think it saved her life.’